Fire guts valuables at Birdem Hospital-2

A fire broke out on the 2nd floor of Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (Birdem) Hospital-2 in the city’ s Segunbagicha area on Wednesday.


Lima Khanam, a duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Control room, said the fire broke out on the second floor of the 14-storied hospital around 11:22 am.


On information, two firefighting units went to the spot and extinguished the blaze around 11:40 am.


Valuables worth Tk 2.5 lakh were gutted by the fire.


However, the origin of the fire could not be known immediately. No casualty was reported.


In another incident, a fire broke out at a polythene factory at Sawarighat in Old Dhaka on Thursday morning.


Fire service sources said the fire originated from electric short circuit at the factory around 10:25 am.


On information, six firefighting units went to the spot and brought the fire under control around 11:08 am.


Affected factory owners claimed that the fire gutted valuables worth Tk 5 lakh.


Source: United News of Bangladesh